Monthly Archives: December 2022

Esquire: The Side of Denis Johnson You Never Knew

Written on December 20, 2022 at 2:51 pm, by

“One of the play’s greatest distinctions, at least for me, is that it feels less like a narrative and more like life, like watching an actual party. Sometimes the best plays don’t come across as plays. Narratives, especially traditional ones, can sometimes seem unrelated to actual life. Life is not a story. As a theater-goer…Read More »

Des Moines: The New Yorker Review

Written on December 19, 2022 at 7:12 pm, by

“Denis Johnson’s Des Moines outlines a mismatch between surfaces and soul…..Here, as elsewhere in Johnson’s œuvre—his short-story collection “Jesus’ Son” being the prime example—the characters are desperately sad and live lives that feel almost willfully marginal, but their psyches are shot through with deep and often numinous yearnings.” Read more from The New Yorker here. EXTENDED! DES…Read More »

Des Moines: New York Stage Review

Written on December 17, 2022 at 7:17 pm, by

★★★★☆ “A superb ensemble brings Denis Johnson’s strange, unsettling play to comic life.” Read more from New York Stage Review here. EXTENDED! DES MOINES runs through January 8, 2023. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.